Do you need to wait another 3 weeks after the second vaccine

(20 Posts)
Molly333 Fri 16-Apr-21 22:02:55

Hi do we have to wait 3 weeks again after the 2nd vaccine for it to be most effective ?

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RoseWineTime Fri 16-Apr-21 23:10:03

I thought it was 2 weeks?

RedcurrantPuff Fri 16-Apr-21 23:15:31

You’ll have the immunity from the first dose still surely?

UnderHisAye Fri 16-Apr-21 23:21:10

DH was told 7 days by the nurse but he had Pfizer so it might be different for AZ.

covetingthepreciousthings Fri 16-Apr-21 23:40:36

I wondered this too, but hoped it was less because of already having had the first.

beginningoftheend Fri 16-Apr-21 23:44:22

Yes presumably but you are starting from a much higher point.

Doireallyneedaname Sat 17-Apr-21 06:38:36

If I recall the studies correctly, results were measured 7 days post 2nd vaccine. That was Pfizer though.

lljkk Sat 17-Apr-21 07:36:55

What would you do or think differently once you thought you had reached "most effective" status?

given there's still a ~5% chance it didn't work at all.

TheVampiresWife Sat 17-Apr-21 07:59:43

lljkk

What would you do or think differently once you thought you had reached "most effective" status?

given there's still a ~5% chance it didn't work at all.

Given that most people have a very low chance if becoming very ill without the vaccine, the less than 5% chance of it not working is pretty negligible in terms of serious illness.

Once I've had my second dose, and as soon as things open up properly, you bet I'll be doing things differently. I can't wait to go to a gig, for example!

TreeDice Sat 17-Apr-21 08:04:35

3 weeks until it's most effective in your system

AnguaResurgam Sat 17-Apr-21 08:18:24

Yes, but there's the chance it didn't 'take' at all.

Also 'no' because there are no guidelines which let you act differently because of your vaccination status (except perhaps care home visits? In which case, contact the management)

Cookerhood Sat 17-Apr-21 23:09:47

So should we never do anything ever again, just in case?

Blessex Sat 17-Apr-21 23:12:29

2 weeks after my parents 2nd Pfizer and I am testing us and then taking the kids to see them. First time in 18 months. That’s our families risk assessment complete.

Blessex Sat 17-Apr-21 23:12:56

*family’s

FeedMeLotsOfCake Sat 17-Apr-21 23:13:10

Even then, you can still get it. A variant might get you.
You might be one of the 500k deaths
Staying hiding behind the sofa is the best bet I reckon

AnguaResurgam Sat 17-Apr-21 23:15:45

Cookerhood

So should we never do anything ever again, just in case?

Only if that's what you want to do.

Everyone else follows the steps to relax restrictions, irrespective of vaccine status

BluebellsGreenbells Sat 17-Apr-21 23:19:42

So should we never do anything ever again, just in case?

We still need everyone vaccinated before we can all gather safely. Our house has 4/5 vaccinated, first dose and we’ll be much safer when the lat one is sorted.

This will be even safer when all their friends have also been vaccinated.

tobee Sat 17-Apr-21 23:20:58

Let's just wrap ourselves in cotton wall forever more. Just in case. After all, we've never done anything before 2020 that carried any risk.

hodgebit Sun 18-Apr-21 07:39:24

Cookerhood

So should we never do anything ever again, just in case?


You never can be too careful!....(or maybe you can...)

Cookerhood Sun 18-Apr-21 08:59:53

Thanks to those who realised I had my tongue firmly in my cheek grin

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